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Funding and Payment Options

Payment Options

How can I pay for my qualification?

We believe everyone should have access to quality education, which is why we have a range of payment options to choose from.

 

Up-front payment

Available for each of our courses, up-front payment includes all course costs, which are paid in full at the time of enrolment.

You can pay via VISA, MasterCard or a bank deposit.

Foundation Education have partnered with Study Loans. Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. for more information see the official Study Loans website

 

Instalment plan

Also available for each of our courses, your total course costs are calculated and split across a regular number of payments.

Our instalment plans require an initial deposit on enrolment, followed by recurring weekly or fortnightly payments, until the full course costs have been paid. Payment plans starts from $40 per week.

We offer two instalment options:

Rapid payment plan

Deposit + the remainder of the course cost to be paid within 4 months.

Payment plan

Deposit + the remainder of the course cost to be paid within 8 months.

For more information or to discuss the best payment option for you, contact us on 1300 61 61 97.

 

Funding

Government Funded Training

Queensland Government subsidised training available at Foundation Education.

 

JobTrainer Fund – Queensland

The JobTrainer Fund targets areas hit hardest by COVID-19.​ It supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers.

JobTrainer allows eligible student to enrol in subsidised courses that are either fee-free or low fee.

This training is proudly delivered by Foundation Education and is a jointly funded initiative of the Australian, Queensland, State and Territory Governments. ​

You will be asked to provide evidence of meeting eligibility criteria as part of your enrolment application. You can see these criteria below. For more information, download the school leaver and job seeker fact sheet.

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • permanently reside in Queensland; and
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled); and
  • not be enrolled in training (includes vocational education and training (VET) and higher education courses); and
  • not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund; and
  • either be a (i) Job seeker OR (ii) School leaver/Young person as defined below,​
    • Job seeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:
      • out of work; or
      • in receipt of income support payments.
    • School leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status.
Qualifications
  • Eligible students may complete one qualification funded under JobTrainer.
Qualification Code and Title JobTrainer co-contribution fee
HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting FEE- FREE
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance FEE- FREE
HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration FEE- FREE
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance $190.00
HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational therapy) $190.00
HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) $190.00

 

 

Traineeships 

As a trainee, you will gain valuable, on-the-job experience and a nationally recognised qualification, all while getting paid.

You may have access to Government funding within your state. Funding gives more people access to quality training, and supports business recruitment and retention costs.

To see what funded traineeships are offered in your state, visit our traineeships page.

 

 

Smart and Skilled

Foundation Education is an approved training provider working in partnership with the NSW Government to deliver subsidised training. Training delivered through the Smart and Skilled program is subsidised by the NSW Government. Please find information regarding the enrolment process, available qualifications, eligibility requirements and other important information in the Student Information Booklet. You can access the Student Information Booklet here.

 

 

Smart and Skilled (NSW) - Traineeships

As an approved provider under the Smart and Skilled program in NSW, Foundation Education is helping people gain the skills needed to secure work and advance their careers with a range of industry-specific qualifications.

What this means is that the NSW Government will subsidise a portion of your course fees which, on average, is between 55-90% of the total cost of your course.

For a list of courses available in your area and to check your eligibility, visit the Smart and Skilled page. 

 

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Overview

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate III level qualification with a pre-approved registered training organisation (RTO) of their choice — otherwise known as a Skills Assure Supplier.

The government’s aim is to assist working-age Queenslanders without a post-school certificate III or higher-level qualification to complete a nationally recognised certificate III qualification that leads to:

  • a job outcome for individuals trying to enter the labour market or their desired industry/career; or
  • advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their preferred industry.
Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:

  • be aged 15 years or older,
  • no longer at school(with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  •  be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  •  not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Please note: Students can access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy only once, so it’s important that you take the time to choose your course carefully to maximise your career or further training opportunities.

Student Contribution Fees?

The Queensland Government subsidises the cost of undertaking an approved qualification however all participants will be required to contribute a co-contribution fee.

Concessional Student Status applies when;
  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card  issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • the student provides the Skills Assure Supplier with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  • the student identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention);
  • the student has a disability; or
  • the student is an adult prisoner

For concessional status, it is the responsibility of the Skills Assure Supplier to verify at enrolment and hold evidence of a student’s eligibility.

For more information on the program, please read the fact sheet, and check the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

Courses Available at Foundation Education under Certificate 3 Guarantee

BSB30120    Certificate III in Business

BSB30120     Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

BSB30120     Certificate III in Business (Medical Administration)

CHC30113    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30213    Certificate III in Education Support

HLT33015     Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT35015     Certificate III in Dental Assisting

HLT37315     Certificate III in Health Administration

SIT30616       Certificate III in Hospitality

 

 

 

Higher Level Skills Program

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • be aged 15 years or over;
  • be no longer at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
Student Contribution Fees?

The Higher Level Skills program will provide a government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible students undertaking a subsidised certificate IV, diploma level or advanced diploma qualification or priority skill set. All participants will be required to contribute a co-contribution fee.

Concessional Student Status applies when;
    • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card  issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
    • the student provides the Skills Assure Supplier with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
    • the student identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
    • the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention);
    • the student has a disability; or
    • the student is an adult prisoner

    For concessional status, it is the responsibility of the Skills Assure Supplier to verify at enrolment and hold evidence of a student’s eligibility.

    Courses Available at Foundation Education under Higher Level Skills

    CHC40213    Certificate IV in Education Support

    CHC50113    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    HLT43015     Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

    HLT57715     Diploma of Practice Management

    SIT40416      Certificate IV in Hospitality

    Other restrictions may apply to some programs, so please read the fact sheet, and check the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website.

     

     

     

    User Choice

    The User Choice 2020-2021 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
    How does the program work?

    The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of Skills Assure Supplier for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

    The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

    Employers taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

    For employers, Australian Apprentices can bring new and valuable resources and skills into a business. Traineeships allow you to develop qualified loyal staff that are familiar with your company, your work environment, your standards, your equipment and your customers. There are plenty of benefits to employers that include the following:

    • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
    • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
    • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
    • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff
    Eligibility criteria:

    Prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid passport, have unrestricted rights to employment in Australia.
    • Workplace address is in Queensland (An apprentice or trainee can have an interstate residential and/or postal address and still be registered with the department, if the physical workplace address is in Queensland and the apprentice or trainee works at that address.)
    • Age requirements 17yrs or older. (If the Apprentice or trainee is under 18 years of age at the date of signing the training contract, the signed consent of a parent or guardian is required.)
    New or Existing worker eligible to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship:
    • Full-time apprentices and trainees work and train full-time, usually from 36 to 38 hours a week.
    • Part-time apprentices and trainees work and train no less than 15 hours per week, averaged over a four week cycle.
    School Based Trainees (SAT):

    Years 10, 11 and 12, are trained in the workplace while continuing to study in the School.

    A School Based Trainee (SAT) must:

    • Be at least 15 years of age;
    • Must be enrolled at a secondary school in years 10, 11 or 12
    • SAT must enter a training agreement with an employer. The school and the family must support this.
    • It is expected that the employer will provide 7.5 hours per week of paid employment, which may be averaged over a three - month period.
    • Periods of paid employment must never fall below the minimum of 375 hours (50 days) per 12 month period from the commencement of the school-based training contract.
    Student Contribution Fees?

    The majority of the course fees are contributed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) except for the Student Contribution Fee. The student contribution fee, $1.60 per nominal hour may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by Foundation Education.

    Concessional Student Status applies when;
    • The participant was or will be under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which the Skills Assure Supplier provides training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12.
    • The participant holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card.
    • The participant issues the Skills Assure Supplier with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
    • The participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.

    For concessional status, it is the responsibility of the Skills Assure Supplier to verify at enrolment and hold evidence of a student’s eligibility.

        Courses Available at Foundation Education under User Choice Program

        BSB30120    Certificate III in Business

        BSB30120    Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

        HLT35015     Certificate III in Dental Assisting

         

         

         

        ACT Skilled Capital

        Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. Skilled Capital offers a comprehensive range of services to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them. Skilled Capital will improve access to high-quality training in areas of skills needs and maximise improved employment opportunities for students.

        Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of Certificate II pathway qualifications that may lead to further training at a higher level. This means that through Skilled Capital students will undertake training in an area that has been identified as a skills need in the ACT. This will improve students employment opportunities and/or lead to further training options once the students have completed their qualification.

        Foundation Education is approved by the ACT Government to provide training for Skilled Capital qualifications. Please see further information on the Skilled Capital website.

        Eligibility criteria:

        To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must, at the time of enrolment, be:

        • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
        • an eligible visa holder, and
        • living or working in the ACT, and
        • at least 15 years of age, and
        • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
          • is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
          • has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved Australian School-based Apprenticeship pathway.

        In addition to the above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, your training provider must have evidence to demonstrate that a certificate II qualification is a justifiable learning pathway for you.

        Previous education and training will not impact your eligibility for Certificate III qualifications and above. However, you cannot be funded for a qualification you have completed within the last 7 years. Also, you can only be subsidised for 1 Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

        If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway refer to the Australian Apprenticeships page.

        Qualifications offered by Foundation Education under Skilled Capital

        If a person is eligible for funding under Skilled Capital, the ACT Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. Places are strictly limited. The following student contribution fees will apply from the 21/09/2019 - 30/06/2021 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.

        Code

        Qualification Title

        Tuition Fee

        BSB20115

        Certificate II in Business

        $150

        BSB30120

        Certificate III in Business (Business Administration)

        $490

        CHC30213

        Certificate III in Education Support

        $490

        CHC50113

        Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

        $400

        HLT43015

        Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

        $490

        SIT30616

        Certificate III in Hospitality

        $490

        SIT40416

        Certificate IV in Hospitality

        $490

        Fee concessions

        If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Card or can prove genuine hardship you may be eligible for a concession or exemption on your training fees.

        If you would like to apply for a concession or exemption please advise us at your enrolment. You will need to provide us with a copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Card.

        Completion Payment for ACT Skilled Capital

        Students who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a completion payment made by the ACT directorate. A completion payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is:

        • $300 for each qualification
        • $100 for each Skill set

        Students may be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. The student must lodge their bank details via the AVETARS student portal

         

         

         

        Applications

        To discuss your eligibility and the application process for any of these options, email us or speak to a Careers Advisor on 1300 616 197.

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